Facebook is expanding rapidly. Today, the social media giant stands at a point wherein it has touched almost every field in the society – be it getting people connected or helping them out in the times of need. In a similar effort, the company had launched something called the “#Safety #Check#feature back in 2015. Their main objective was to extend help to victims of the Nepal earthquake. It appears that the company is implementing a couple of changes to its “Safety Check” feature now.

Everything to know regarding the feature

According to a report published by Next Web, after the changes implemented to the “Safety Check” feature, it will now be able to collect disaster-related data and subsequently facilitate that requirements of victims in that region during the time of crisis.

There is also a separate tab for this purpose, which provides quick, easy and direct access to the users. Through the use of the updated “Safety Check” feature, one can easily get in touch with their friends/family and let them know that they are in safe during the time of a disaster, be it man-made or natural.

Those in crisis will be given immediate attention by being located through this feature and assisted at the same time. To gain more knowledge about the new change, check out Facebook’s Disaster Response page. This section consists of an in-depth explanation of how the “Safety Check” tool comes to use and how to go about using the tool. The feature hasn’t been rolled out globally, however; according to Facebook, it will in the coming weeks.

The feature will also help during any man-made events

As pointed by Android Headlines, initially Facebook created this feature with the main objective of facilitating the needs of victims surviving through natural disasters only.

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It was only later that Facebook decided to extend the reach of its “Safety Check” feature to other man-made events such as terrorist attacks. The company’s safety feature did come in use during the terrorist attack that took place in Brussels, Belgium in March this year. The company was quick to expand the functionality aspect of its “Safe Check” feature, as soon a new Community Help tool was also provided to users to allow the victims with access to the communications center. The main objective of this tool was to provide victims to discover a common ground for the meet, with other victims. The company will be launching more improvements to its “Safety Check” feature in the coming months, with the primary objective to provide help to as many disaster-affected users as humanly possible.